fuck yeah reading: 2013 books

January 1st, 2014 1:11 pm by mad mags


The year of twenty and thirteen turned out to be a much better year in books than dogs for me. Probably because I took to drowning my dog-related sorrows in dystopian novels (in between mouthfuls of strawberry daiquiris and cheesy fries, that is) dji go 4 herunterladen. BUT LET’S NOT GO THERE. I am so ready to leave this year behind me.

2013 is the year I finally took to comic books – once I discovered what I liked; the year I caught on to Marvel’s Stephen King adaptations, and gave his son Joe a try (and then kicked myself for not doing so sooner); the year I whiled away my summer in bed surrounded by the dogs and The Uglies; the year I fell in love with Red Rising and wondered why everyone else was so enamored of Miss Peregrine. The year I was propositioned to review multiple books on dieting (ugh!) and guides on how to pick up women (huh?). The year I actually started using my Goodreads account herunterladen. (Hit me up, vegans! I don’t hardly have any friends!)

I exceeded my goal of 75 books by eleven (yay me!) and reviewed about 70% of them (59 and counting; as per usual, the starred ones are my absolute faves). According to Goodreads, that’s 23,758 pages (a rough estimate, I think, given how often its page counts seem to be off herunterladen. But still! Not bad!) I also worked my way through one-two-three-FOUR vegan cookbooks. And still my book pile continues to grow at an alarming rate. Wait, did I say “alarming”? I meant happy-making!

I’ve been sitting here for five minutes or more, trying to come up with a list of book-related goals for 2014, but I’ve got nothing herunterladen. There’s so much I want to read, how can I choose just a few books? Well, I would like to (finally!) read The Adventures of Vivian Sharpe, Vegan Superhero, which I’ve been putting off due to a serious case of vegan burnout; also, Vegan for Her, Persepolis, Nicole Georges’ graphic novels, Not a Drop to Drink, Dan Wells’ Partials trilogy, the complete Joe Hill oeuvre, Anna Carey’s Eve series, the 28 Days Later comics, These Broken Stars, Shatter Me by Tahereh Mafi … blurg. So many books, so little time!

And then there’s Bake and Destroy and Home-Cooked Vegan Comfort Food, x-mas presents from my sis…

On that note, I have a Kindle to cuddle herunterladen.

fuck yeah reading: 2013 book list

  1. Katniss the Cattail: An Unauthorized Guide to Names and Symbols in Suzanne Collins’ The Hunger Games, Valerie Estelle Frankel (2012); reviewed here
  2. Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children, Ransom Riggs (2011); reviewed here
  3. The Panem Companion: An Unofficial Guide to Suzanne Collins’ Hunger Games, From Mellark Bakery to Mockingjays, V. Arrow (2012); reviewed here *
  4. Bumped, Megan McCafferty (2012); reviewed here
  5. The Dark Tower, Book 7: The Dark Tower, Stephen King (2006) *
  6. Fairy Tales from the Brothers Grimm: A New English Version, Philip Pullman (2012); reviewed here
  7. Witch Child, Celia Rees (2000); reviewed here
  8. Dollhouse Volume 1: Epitaphs, Andrew Chambliss et al herunterladen. (2012); reviewed here *
  9. Buffy the Vampire Slayer Omnibus, Vol. 2, Scott Allie, ed. (2007); reviewed here
  10. Sorceress, Celia Rees (2002); reviewed here
  11. Tell Me a Riddle, Tillie Olsen (1971) *
  12. The Good Man Jesus and the Scoundrel Christ, Philip Pullman (2010)
  13. Thumped, Megan McCafferty (2012); reviewed here
  14. Divergent, Veronica Roth (2012); reviewed here *
  15. Approaching the Hunger Games Trilogy: A Literary and Cultural Analysis, Tom Henthorne (2012); reviewed here
  16. Insurgent, Veronica Roth (2012) *
  17. American Elsewhere, Robert Jackson Bennett (2013); reviewed here
  18. Wither, Lauren DeStefano (2011); reviewed here
  19. Fray, Joss Whedon et al herunterladen. (2003); reviewed here *
  20. Fever, Lauren DeStefano (2013); reviewed here
  21. Sever, Lauren DeStefano (2013); reviewed here
  22. Z for Zacharia, Robert C. O’Brien (2007); reviewed here
  23. Tank Girl (Remastered Edition), Book 1, Alan C windows 7 pro herunterladen. Martin and Jamie Hewlett (2009)
  24. Lilith’s Brood, Octavia E. Butler (2000); reviewed here *
  25. UR, Stephen King (2010); reviewed here
  26. Full Dark, No Stars, Stephen King (2010); reviewed here *
  27. Confronting Animal Exploitation: Grassroots Essays on Liberation and Veganism, Kim Socha and Sarahjane Blum, eds. (2013); reviewed here *
  28. The Colorado Kid, Stephen King (2005)
  29. Blockade Billy, Stephen King (2010)
  30. Stung, Bethany Wiggins (2013); reviewed here
  31. Fembodyverse: An Inner-Stellar Adventure Into Womanhood, Michele Elizabeth (2012); reviewed here
  32. The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, Stieg Larsson (2008) *
  33. Atheist Yoga, Anton Drake (2013); reviewed here
  34. The Lovely Bones, Alice Sebold (2002); blogged here *
  35. The Lucky Ones: My Passionate Fight for Farm Animals, Jenny Brown (2012); reviewed here
  36. Fight Club: A Novel, Chuck Palahniuk (1999) *
  37. No Safety In Numbers, Dayna Lorentz (2012); reviewed here
  38. The Many Faces of Katniss Everdeen: Exploring the Heroine of the Hunger Games, Valerie Estelle Frankel (2013); reviewed here
  39. No Easy Way Out, Dayna Lorentz (2013); reviewed here
  40. Cycle of the Werewolf, Stephen King (1985)
  41. We Who Are About To…, Joanna Russ (1975); reviewed here *
  42. World War Z: An Oral History of the Zombie War, Max Brooks (2006) *
  43. New Zapata, Teri Hall (2013); reviewed here
  44. Uglies, Scott Westerfeld (2005)
  45. Pretties, Scott Westerfeld (2005) *
  46. The Girl Who Played with Fire, Stieg Larsson (2009) *
  47. Teaching with Harry Potter: Essays on Classroom Wizardry from Elementary School to College, Valerie Estelle Frankel, ed windows 10 app herunterladen. (2013); reviewed here
  48. Specials, Scott Westerfeld (2006)
  49. Extras, Scott Westerfeld (2007)
  50. L. Ron Hubbard Presents Writers of the Future, Volume 29, Dave Wolverton, ed. (2013); reviewed here
  51. The Dark Tower: The Gunslinger Born, Peter David, Stephen King, Robin Furth and Jae Lee (2007); reviewed here *
  52. The Girl Who Kicked the Hornets’ Nest, Stieg Larsson (2010) *
  53. Women of the American Circus, 1880-1940, Katherine H free demo games. Adams and Michael L. Keene (2012); reviewed here
  54. Street Dogs, Traer Scott (2007)
  55. Christian Nation: A Novel, Frederic C. Rich (2013); reviewed here
  56. The Cure, Sonia Levitin (2000); reviewed here
  57. I Am Legend, Richard Matheson (1954)
  58. The Rottweiler, Ruth Rendell (2004)
  59. For Every Dog An Angel, Christine Davis (2004); reviewed here *
  60. Stephen King’s N., Marc Guggenheim et al. (2011); reviewed here
  61. MaddAddam, Margaret Atwood (2013) *
  62. The Very Best of Barry N. Malzberg, Barry N. Malzberg (2013); reviewed here
  63. Just After Sunset: Stories, Stephen King (2009) *
  64. The Girl Who Would Be King, Kelly Thompson (2012); reviewed here
  65. Lisey’s Story, Stephen King (2006) *
  66. Red Rising, Pierce Brown (2014); reviewed here *
  67. Joyland, Stephen King (2013); reviewed here
  68. Escape from Berlin, Irene N. Watts (2013); reviewed here
  69. The Illegal Rebirth of Billy The Kid, Rebecca Ore (1991); reviewed here
  70. March: Book One, John Lewis (2013); reviewed here
  71. The Last Days of California, Mary Miller (2014); reviewed here
  72. Warm Bodies, Isaac Marion (2010) *
  73. Allegiant, Veronica Roth (2013) *
  74. Runaways Vol. 1: Pride & Joy, Brian K. Vaughan (2009); reviewed here
  75. Bleating Hearts: The Hidden World of Animal Suffering, Mark Hawthorn (2013); reviewed here
  76. Hyperbole and a Half: Unfortunate Situations, Flawed Coping Mechanisms, Mayhem, and Other Things That Happened, Allie Brosh (2013); reviewed here *
  77. Witch Hunts: A Graphic History of the Burning Times, Rocky Wood, Lisa Morton, and Greg Chapman (2012); reviewed here
  78. Shifters, Douglas J. Pershing and Angelia L. Pershing (2013); reviewed here
  79. Django Unchained, Quentin Tarantino (2013); reviewed here
  80. Stranded in Space (The Stellar Life of Jpeg the Robot Dog #1), C.J. Atticus (2013); reviewed here
  81. The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo, Book 1, Denise Mina (2012); reviewed here
  82. The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo, Book 2, Denise Mina (2013); reviewed here
  83. NOS4A2, Joe Hill (2013); reviewed here *
  84. The Culling, Robert Johnson (2014); reviewed here
  85. The First Days: As the World Dies, Rhiannon Frater (2011); reviewed here
  86. Twittering from the Circus of the Dead, Joe Hill (2013)

bonus list: cookbooks reviewed

  1. American Vegan Kitchen, Tami Noyes (2010); reviewed here *
  2. Vegan Italiano: Meat-free, Egg-free, Dairy-free Dishes from Sun-Drenched Italy, Donna Klein (2006); reviewed here *
  3. Vegan Pizza: 50 Cheesy, Crispy, Healthy Recipes, Julie Hasson (2013); reviewed here
  4. The Cheesy Vegan: More Than 125 Plant-Based Recipes for Indulging in the World’s Ultimate Comfort Food, John Schlimm (2013); reviewed here *

bonus list: miscellaneous

  1. The Happy Zombie Sunrise Home, Naomi Alderman and Margaret Atwood (2011); available for free here *


2013 Cover Gallery (via Library Thing)

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  1. The 2014 Real Book Challenge » V for Vegan: easyVegan.info Says:

    […] year I set a goal of 78 books on Goodreads (three more than 2013′s goal, but eight less than I actually read; it works out to about a book and a half a week), and I figure that at least half of these will be […]

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